The U.S. Needs a Federal Program To Expand Vaccine Access and Equity for Adults

A medical worker administers a dose of the monkeypox vaccine at a vaccination site in Los Angeles on August 11, 2022. (Getty/Xinhua/Zeng Hui) More than 27 million people are currently uninsured in the United States, and as pandemic-era Medicaid protections begin to unwind this month, up to 15 million people could lose coverage through that program. Despite state and federal efforts to keep people insured, access to COVID-19 and routine vaccines will become more precarious for people with low incomes at a time when vaccines are more important than ever.

Congress should protect the health of all Americans by ensuring […]

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